Thanatos - Sign With Century Media, New Album Next Year

Dutch extreme metallers Thanatos have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band's new album and follow-up to Justified Genocide should come out next year to coincide with their 30th anniversary as a band.

Philipp Schulte, A&R and product manager at Century Media, comments: "I remember talking with Stephan of Thanatos about the band's back catalogue. Back then we simply wanted to work with the band on their previous albums, not really knowing they intended to record a new studio album. When Stephan and Paul visited the CM headquarters in Dortmund in autumn last year, they told us about their plans to record a new album which they'd like to release in 2014, the year of Thanatos' 30th anniversary. Of course we wanted them to release it on Century Media. Thanatos is without a doubt of the most legendary bands from the heydays of the death metal scene and we strongly believe their sixth studio album will bolt you down with pure withering death/thrash metal violence."

Asked about the signing of the deal, Thanatos' vocalist and guitarist Stephan Gebédi answers: "Even after being in 'the business' for so many years, we're really excited to become part of the Century Media family, which is without any doubt one of the best and most important labels for metal today. We can't wait to start working on new material and it's our intention to record an absolute death/thrash metal monster to coincide with our 30th anniversary in 2014! We come from an era when there was no strict boundaries between thrash and death metal which resulted in masterpieces like Dark Angel's Darkness Descends and Possessed's Seven Churches and it's our mission to transport the legacy of those albums to 2014 and beyond..."

Band profile: Thanatos
Posted: 24.04.2013 by BloodTears

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